Learning at University is an invigorating journey that allows you to grow and progress for the future and there is no better place to do this than CU. Our sole aim is to make the university an unsurpassable place to study.
Chandigarh University has been strategically working to build an unmatched legacy that could be hard to beat. With research at the core of our approach and course curriculum vetted by the industry experts, CU assures complete dedication to achieve academic excellence.
It has been consistently said that -- the quality of leadership greatly influences the individual's capacity and we at Chandigarh University believe in giving a strong impetus to our students that can impart them with the competence to turn vision into reality.
Chandigarh University has been envisioned to make a difference to the professional and higher education in the region. In the last 14 years, we have been able to garner the support, trust and appreciation of all the stakeholders, thus making us one of India’s most reputed professional institutions. Chandigarh University has become a strong brand name associated with excellence in contemporary teaching-learning models, innovation and service to the community.
Adjudged as Asia’s Best and Fastest Growing Private University, CU has earned top rankings in terms of our academic quality, diversity, and environmental sustainability. A flexible academic model extends learning at CU far beyond the classroom. CU has committed itself to uphold the values we cherish as an academic institution, and to foster an atmosphere that is respectful, supportive, and welcoming to all. The diversity of backgrounds, talents, and perspectives helps to enrich students as they live and learn together.
Prof. Himani Sood is the Pro-Chancellor of Chandigarh University. Her dynamic leadership and resolve for positive change have been one of the primary driving forces behind the formidable legacy of Chandigarh University.
Prof. Himani is an acclaimed HR professional and a dynamic leader who has played a critical role in bringing big brands like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, IBM, EY and many others to Chandigarh University for placements.
Her exceptional skills, hallmarked by proactiveness, critical reasoning and sheer eloquence, are primarily responsible for a strong network of corporate relations that Chandigarh University has been able to build.
With a rich experience of 15+ years of corporate liaising, she has astoundingly succeeded at connecting the University with industry leaders in form of Corporate Advisory Board Meets, and forged various other academia-industry alliances. Her indefatigable zeal and qualities of head and heart have been instrumental in putting the institution on an unparalleled trajectory of growth and sterling placements for students.
Welcome to Chandigarh University, a vibrant center of knowledge, innovation, and endless opportunities. Our mission is to foster an environment that sparks learning, nurtures creativity, and embraces diversity. Join us on a journey towards academic excellence, where we uncover and celebrate the potential of every individual. Together, let's craft a brighter future for all.
I am deeply honored to assume the role of Vice-Chancellor at Chandigarh University. My dedication lies in furthering the university's ongoing progress and prosperity.
In today's swiftly changing global educational landscape, it is imperative for institutions to adapt and innovate. Active learning methodologies, which prioritize student engagement and hands-on experiences, are paramount in preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Numerous higher education institutions in India are embracing these progressive approaches and making substantial contributions to the advancement of education, both domestically and on the international stage. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has set an ambitious target of achieving a 50% Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education by 2035, placing a greater responsibility on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to provide quality education and training to a larger student population.
Chandigarh University, guided by its motto "to discover, learn, and empower," is resolutely committed to offering students an unparalleled educational experience. The university's programs are meticulously designed to be flexible, experiential, and interdisciplinary, enabling students to delve into their interests and cultivate the skills necessary for success in their chosen fields. The inclusive and inviting campus environment has attracted the brightest minds from over 40 countries worldwide.
In my capacity as Vice-Chancellor, my focal point will be on equipping students and faculty with the resources and support essential for upholding the university's position as the premier and fastest-growing HEI. We will persist in collaborating with regulatory bodies, academia, industry, and other leading organizations to implement the latest educational policies and programs, ensuring that Chandigarh University remains at the forefront of educational innovation.
With our visionary leadership, dedicated faculty, and self-motivated learners hailing from diverse corners of the globe, we are poised to set new milestones and benchmarks in both physical and online education within a remarkably short span.
As the Pro Vice-Chancellor, I want to assure you that you can do wonders with the guidance, facilities, and opportunities provided to you here at CU. I welcome all to this elite institution of quality learning. I am sure you will make the most of the precious time spent here and build a great future for yourself.
Chandigarh University, counted among the top 5% Universities of India with the prestigious NAAC A+ accreditation, is committed to nurturing talented students and providing them with the best opportunities. As one of the country’s most reputed universities, CU has strong global linkages, world- class research, and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalized student experience.
Our students are smart, collaborative, and entrepreneurial. We provide them with opportunities to develop a global mindset through our partnerships with universities and institutes around the world. We have forged 300+ tie-ups with top-ranked universities of the world to encourage a global outlook among students. With a curriculum designed by industry and academic experts and various high-end industry-sponsored labs, we make our students industry- ready as soon as they step out of the university.
A pedagogy to imbibe holistic development in each and every learner to harness goodness factor in his/her entire career with a positive mind is the hallmark of CU education. The pandemic might have amplified your concerns regarding learning but we have kept our primary focus on the academics of our students. We have adopted a world-leading Learning Management System to ensure hassle-free and uninterrupted learning when the physical mode of learning is not feasible.
Known for redefining pedagogic research and harnessing cutting-edge technology to prepare the leaders of tomorrow, Chandigarh University is today India’s leading Research-Intensive University. With research at the helm of our academic delivery, we are committed to making significant contributions to scientific research and fulfilling our mission to empower and nurture young minds to make breakthrough innovations.
At the University Centre for Research & Development and more than 30 Centres of Excellence in our campus, the students get ample opportunities to ideate, innovate, research, and capitalise on next-generation technological advances. With world-class research infrastructure and a resourceful academic environment, the University facilitates students to engage in research under the guidance of doctoral faculty and gain hands-on experience through interdisciplinary programmes covering experimental, theoretical and applied approaches for addressing societal challenges and driving innovation-based sustainability.
The University’s fundamental commitment to the highest standards of research integrity is reflected in its rigorous adherence to professional standards and holistic education, the filing of more than 2000 patents by students and faculty, the publication of more than 10,000 research papers in journals of national and international renown, the establishment of an Entrepreneurship & IPR Cell for patenting the ideas of students and faculty, and the origination of more than 75 Departmental Research Groups dedicated to excellence in scholarly research.
We are also among the few prolific research universities in India to have forayed into the realm of space science and technology with the establishment of a ground station named Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST) and a Centre for Excellence in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Having collaborated with top-ranked foreign universities in 90 countries, we have integrated global competencies into our curriculum to push the frontiers of knowledge, create a robust research ecosystem, and deliver a perfect convergence of unprecedented technological prowess and academic excellence. Our collaborations with research institutions and bodies of international repute also give our students access to unparalleled research opportunities, allowing them to connect and collaborate with accomplished researchers, gain a competitive edge over their peers, and transform their potential into career success.
As the Pro Vice Chancellor, I bring a rich diverse experience of academics, research, corporate and defense. That includes having seen 2 IITs, 2 IIITs, 2 private universities, Microsoft IDC, and as CEO of a global IT Company and also as an IAF officer. But my profound passion is higher education, research, and entrepreneurship. With a strong background in academia and a diverse range of roles in higher education sector and industry, I have dedicated my career to igniting young minds, nurturing talent, and fostering an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, inclusion, and critical thinking.
My primary focus is to ensure that Chandigarh University remains at the forefront of higher education, by continuously elevating the standards of teaching, research, and infrastructure. I firmly believe that the education transcends beyond textbooks and classrooms. Also, I am deeply committed to provide well-rounded educational experience to our students, that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in an ever-changing world and be a valuable global citizen.
In the world, where the landscapes of technologies and paradigms in all walks of life have been changing fast, it is important for each of us to keep ourselves ahead of the curve, relevant and futuristic. We all academicians and students not only need to keep us updated of the latest developments in respective fields, but possibly also be contributors to these domains. With a healthy mix of experiential learning, industry projects and theoretical depth, we prepare our students best for the challenges ahead while fostering innovation.
At Chandigarh University, we foster a culture of inclusivity, where students from all walks of life feel valued and empowered to unleash their potential. Our emphasis on research and industry collaborations with global leader organizations, professionals and academicians facilitates real-world learning experiences, that empower our students to be future-ready professionals and leaders in their respective domains.
I am a firm believer in the power of education to transform lives, and I consider it a privilege to be a part of the Chandigarh University family. Together with our dedicated faculty and staff, I am committed to creating an environment that nurtures innovation, fosters excellence, and instills the values of integrity and empathy in our students.
I look forward to contributing wholeheartedly to the growth and success of each student who walks through our doors. As we march towards new milestones, I invite you to join us in this exciting journey of learning and transformation at Chandigarh University.